Author: Rob Rubinoff

Travel Channel Seeking Signs of Alien Lifeforms

Travel Channel Seeking Signs of Alien Lifeforms

It is mankind’s eternal question: are we alone in the universe? Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates sets off on a 50,000-mile, multi-continent quest to find the answer in Travel Channel’s spellbinding four-week special event, Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials, beginning Wednesday, October 4 at 9/8c. Gates’ out-of-this-world mission takes him on an epic journey across North America, South America, Africa and Europe, searching for evidence of life beyond our planet and the truth behind longstanding extraterrestrial legends.

Boldly going where no adventurer has gone before, Gates gains exclusive access to locations that may offer extraterrestrial evidence. He explores ancient signs of aliens in remote caves on Easter Island, tests futuristic deep-space telescopes in Chile’s Atacama Desert and hunts for meteorite fragments at a crash site in the wilderness of Zimbabwe. Gates also interviews eyewitnesses who claim to have irrefutable evidence of UFOs, goes behind the scenes at NASA’s mission control in Texas to connect with astronauts in orbit, travels to the 70th anniversary celebration of the Roswell Incident in New Mexico and hears the very latest from scientists who are bringing us closer than ever to answers.

Travel Channel (ch. 618)  is part of C Spire TV‘s Standard Channel Package.

Weekend Football TV Lineup: September 8-10, 2017

Weekend Football TV Lineup: September 8-10, 2017

Here’s a rundown of when, where and on what channel some of Mississippi’s favorite football teams will be playing this weekend:

NCAA FOOTBALL – SATURDAY, SEP 8

UT Martin @ Ole Miss TV – SEC Network

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Channel: SEC Network (220, 221, 222) or WatchESPN
Time: 11am Central
Package: Standard


Mississippi State @ La Tech – CBS Sports Network

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Channel: CBS Sports Network (254)
Time: 6:30pm Central
Package: Expanded (Call 855-438-1009 to upgrade)


Tennessee State @ Jackson State – ESPNU

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Channel: ESPNU (25) or WatchESPN
Time: 6:30pm Central
Package: Standard


NFL FOOTBALL – MONDAY, SEP 10

New Orleans Saints @ Minnesota Vikings – ESPN

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Channel: ESPN (250)
Time: 6:10pm Central
Package: Standard

C Spire My TV Sunset Announcement

Since the launch of Super HD TV in November of 2015, the C Spire My TV app enabled subscribers to use their smartphones and tablets to act as a remote control and manage their in-home DVR. Given our recent launch of a wholly new and improved C Spire TV streaming service, we’ve made the tough decision to cease ongoing development of the My TV app in favor of focusing our efforts on adding the features and functionality our customers want most.

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Sprout Network Becomes Universal Kids

Sprout Network Becomes Universal Kids

Don’t adjust your dials, the Sprout Network is becoming Universal Kids on September 9, 2017. And with the change brings an expanded lineup of programming aimed at not just preschool and kindergarten aged children but also pre-teens up to around age 12.

About Universal Kids:

Universal Kids is the network for kids 2-12 and their families that aims to widen eyes and opens minds, and reflect what is universal about being a kid. The network features a fresh mix of unscripted originals, DreamWorks animated series, live-action scripted entertainment and the Sprout preschool programming block. Available for kids and families across all platforms, including on air, online, On Demand and via mobile with the Universal Kids app.

MavTV Launches Saturday Night Racing Series

MavTV Launches Saturday Night Racing Series

Racing fans rejoice! Starting Saturday, September 2, 2017, MavTV (ch 280) is scheduled to launch its new series: Lucas Oil Speedway – Saturday Night Racing.

This new 11-week ‘all dirt’ taped series airing between September and December on MAVTV Motorsports Network. Series premiere is Saturday, Sept. 2, airing at 7:00pm CT.

The opening show features USRA (United States Racing Association) sanctioned Modifieds. Throughout the Series, viewers will get to watch multiple forms of dirt racing from multiple sanctioning bodies, including:

  • United States Racing Association Modifieds
  • Ozark Golf Cars
  • United Late Model Racing Association (ULRA)
  • Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA)
  • Monster Trucks.

Lucas Oil Speedway is one of the most well-known and highly regarded multi-sport racing facilities in the country. Known as the ‘Diamond of the Dirt Tracks,’ the Speedway is a 3/8 mile semi-banked oval located in Wheatland, Missouri with a rich history of grass roots racing,

How to Watch Mayweather vs. McGregor on C Spire TV

How to Watch Mayweather vs. McGregor on C Spire TV

Witness the super-fight that no one believed was possible when legendary undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather battles UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the most anticipated sporting event of the year.

C Spire TV (Streaming)

C Spire TV subscribers can order and view the fight via UFC (available on multiple platforms) or using the Showtime PPV for Apple TV.

Super HD TV (Cable Box)

Order this event by tuning into channel 401 (for HD) or 400 (for SD) on the day of the event. Once tuned to the channel, follow the on screen menu to order.

C Spire TV 1.1 Available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV & Apple TV

C Spire TV 1.1 Available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV & Apple TV

C Spire TV’s latest version includes some awesome new features, improvements and important bug fixes. This update is currently available in the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV (iTunes) and Google Play store. Learn how to update the free C Spire TV app.

For a full list of new features and bug fixes, please refer to the online C Spire TV Userguide

Top New Features

  • Recent List – New for version 1.1 is the Recent List which gives you quick access to all the live, recorded, on demand or replay tv shows and movies you’ve been watching.
  • Series Recordings (Multiple Improvements) – When setting a series recording for a series that plays on multiple channels (like CSI Miami or Friends), you will now be able to select which networks you would like to record from.
  • See All on Featured Rows – On Shows and Movies pages, there is now a link at the end of each row that will take you to a new page with all shows or movies that match the row’s genre.
  • Improved Recordings Discovery – Shows page now groups episode recordings into series tiles.
  • Record Dialogue – Made it easier to understand how to set Cloud DVR to record single episode vs. all episodes.

Top New Bug Fixes

  • Implemented better retry logic across app that is greatly minimizing occurrence of ‘net003’ and ‘net008’ errors.
  • Fixed: When seeking forward or backward on a show, app would display ‘net003’ error.
  • Fixed: When holding down right or left arrow while playing live content, app would crash and present ‘net003’ error.
  • Display progress bar on content posters for completely watched VOD, Replay TV, and Recordings
  • UI enhancements to Recently Watched module

We Want Your Feedback

C Spire TV has been crafted from the ground up based on the input from you, our amazing C Spire customers. And we want to be sure that you continue to play a major part in setting the direction of this product.

So if you have a suggestion or feedback that you think will make C Spire TV even better, we’d love for you to add your suggestion to our dedicated product feedback forum at the following address: http://cspiretv.uservoice.com.

Sneak Peek at C Spire TV 1.1

Sneak Peek at C Spire TV 1.1

C Spire TV is barely a month old and we’re already prepping our next release! We believe that to be successful in an app-driven world, it’s critical we keep innovating and incorporating your feedback into the C Spire TV experience. And in C Spire TV v1.1, we’re adding some great new features that we believe add value to your subscription.

Top C Spire TV v1.1 Features

Recently Watched – Pressing down from the main nav to bring up a row of all recent channels, games, shows and movies you’ve been watching. Click right or left to cycle through recent tiles. Pause over a tile to see a live view of that channel (which we’ve found is great to see if a channel is in commercial or not!).

Improved Discovery Under Shows and Movies screens, genre based rows will now let you ‘View All.’ Clicking the View All button will take you to a screen which shows all titles that match the genre you’re looking for.

Cloud DVR Enhancements • New series recordings badge which let’s you easily see if the show you’re watching is a single recording or part of a series. • System will no longer record multiple versions of the same episode. • Record All dialogue makes it clear if you are recording just one episode or the whole series.

Want to influence what features we add next? Head on over to http://cspiretv.uservoice.com and leave us your feedback or suggestion!

*Restart (aka Start Over) available on an individual network and program basis as determined by network.

Oxygen Network Shifts Focus To Crime

Oxygen Network Shifts Focus To Crime

When Oxygen (ch. 632) launched in the year 2000, the network’s focus was solely on providing programming geared for women. Shows included sitcom reruns of Kate & Allie, Roseanne, Oprah, and Ellen.

Fast forward a few years, and Oxygen became a haven for trashy reality TV with standout titles like Bad Girls All Star Battle, Dogs with Jobs, Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance and All My Babies’ Mamas.

In recent years Oxygen moved away from reality TV towards the darker side of TV with a host of programming squarely situated behind the yellow and black tape of a crime scene. And starting today, the network shifts to a full time crime destination for women.

Oxygen Crime Focused Programming

Oxygen shows in production include:

Conservative Commentator Bill O’Reilly Coming to The Blaze

Conservative Commentator Bill O’Reilly Coming to The Blaze

The king of conservative punditry, Bill O’Reilly, will debut his new show on the network this Friday, July 21st. Details concerning the programming format are still a little sketchy. But one thing’s for sure: pinheads and patriots alike are excited to have O’Reilly’s on the air again starting July 21st only on channel 512, The Blaze.